Saturday, May 10, 2008

The Bing Dynasty Riffs on Zeppelin

If you've never sat down and talked with Matt Bingham about music, you're missing out on a sharp mind and even sharper ears. Today, he takes on Paul Simon, Peter Gabriel and the Beatles and argues Led Zeppelin was the first mainstream act to incorporate music from the world over into their production AND songwriting.

"Led Zeppelin were far more than riff-heavy blues shriekers and their dynamic recordings, full of light and shade, heaviness and acoustic flavours bespeak a unit of players fully in-tune with one another who were not afraid to experiment."

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